Zap Lightning Network Wallet Beta Released

Zap Wallet is the cryptocurrency wallet with Lightning Network "for the community"
29 January 2018   323

Zap, wallet with Lightning Network Support, made to a beta release.

For security reasons, LN transactions through the Zap application are available only in the Bitcoin test network. In addition, users will need some technical skills to test the capabilities of the Lightning Network using the Zap.

Zap Wallet
Zap Wallet 

The application is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

The developers promised to continue working on the application, make its interface more friendly, and also soon adapt the Zap to the main bitcoin network.

Japanese 'Money Forward' to Launch Crypto Exchange

Money Forward Financial is going to launch a media crypto platform this summer, and afterwards - a digital assets exchange
24 May 2018   63

The operator of the popular application for personal finance management Money Forward Inc intends to launch a cryptocurrency exchange this year, BC Focus reports.

Japanese fintech-company has been working in this direction since December last year. To implement the plans, the company has already registered a subsidiary division called Money Forward Financial.

Money Forward Financial is going to launch a media cryptocurrency platform, and afterwards - a digital assets exchange. In the future, the company plans to create a number of more advanced solutions for working with crypto-currencies, including automated payment systems and various analytical tools.

Currently, the customer base of the company has about 5 million users. The cloud application of Money Forward Inc for tax accounting and financial management is used by 500,000 Japanese companies and 2,400 accounting firms.

Big Japanese financial institutions are making steps to cryptocurrency business. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), world's 5th biggest bank has announced plans to introduce own cryptocurrency by 2019.